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‘There are 600 potentially endangered languages in India… each dead language takes away a culture system’

Click on the image for a larger view of the language tree<p>When renowned literary critic and activist Ganesh Narayan Devy set out to map the linguistic …

Language

Ten Thousand Pictures Of Vijayanagara: How John Gollings Has Captured Hampi For Forty Years

Snapshot<p>Meet John Gollings, a renowned International architectural photographer who has been capturing Hampi since 1979.<p>A google search of Hampi or …

Indian History

How to Cook Ribs in the Oven for Meaty Satisfaction All Year Long

<b>1. Oven-Braised Short Ribs with Pasilla-Tomato Mole</b><br>Chef Hugo Ortega uses smoky pasilla chiles, tomatoes and spices to make a rich, tangy mole sauce …

Cooking

Welcome to Vidya Rao : A Singer, Writer, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal

Singing poetry: The thumri repertoire <br>Vocal music, generally, uses both words and musical notes.As such vocal music includes not just musical sound, …

Flute

The Secret to Juicy Shrimp

Step 1. Soak shrimp in brine.<p>Soak quickly in brine to keep lean seafood moist as it cooks and season it throughout. A solution of 1 tablespoon kosher …

Cooking

The Changing Face of Sufism in South Asia

Sufi syncretic culture today in South Asia is overstated. While tolerance may have been an inherent trait, the Sufi institution has evolved in a …

Pakistan

12 Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thigh Recipes That'll Save You From Yourself

Back away from the whole chicken. Cut yourself some slack (and speed up dinner) by sticking to the thighs.

Cooking

Millions of Americans Demand $130,000 for Not Having Sex with Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Millions of Americans on Wednesday demanded that Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, issue them checks in the amount of $130,000 for not having sex with Trump.<p>After Cohen revealed that he had issued such a check to Stormy Daniels, a porn star who he …

Donald Trump

6 Recipes That Prove You Should Be Eating Eggs for Dinner

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Breakfast

Kim Jong Un Taunts Trump with Photo of Hair Withstanding Gale-Force Wind

PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report)—In a week when Donald J. Trump suffered the worst hair day of his Presidency, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un taunted his American nemesis by releasing a photo of his own hair easily withstanding a gale-force wind.<p>The photo showed a broadly smiling Kim, his hair …

North Korea

Thousands of ancient Maya 'Snake King' structures discovered hidden in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle

A vast, hidden network of cities, fortifications, farms and highways has been found a hidden beneath the trees of the remote Guatemalan jungle. Scans …

The Republicans' deficit scam is exposed for all to see

Up until fairly recently, federal officials believed the nation would have to raise the debt ceiling by late March or early April. Yesterday, the …

Economy

The GOP’s Sad Stockholm Syndrome

The more Trump abuses them, the more they see they need him more than he needs them.<p>President Donald Trump’s reception at his State of the Union …

Donald Trump

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

You Can Make These Vegetarian Meatballs in 30 Minutes

Turning meat-dominate meals into hearty vegetarian options is nothing new. I mean, it's 2018, after all. You can get a veggie burger that looks like …

Cooking

7 Linguine Recipes to Channel Your Inner Giada De Laurentiis

Linguine is the unsung hero of pasta noodles. Not quite as wide as fettuccine and not quite as skinny as spaghetti, linguine is thick enough to pair …

Cooking

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Cooking

Parchment Packet Recipes That Make Weeknight Dinners a Breeze

Turns out, cooking en papillote is way easier done than said!<p>At first mention, <i>en papillote</i> just sounds like it would be anything but simple. If we …

Cooking

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Donald Trump Jr

The Answer to Whether Trump Obstructed Justice Is Now Clear

Most white-collar prosecutions turn on the issue of criminal intent. These cases involve behavior that would, in ordinary circumstances, be totally legal—if not for the intent of the defendant. Consider, for example, the entrepreneur who sells stock in a company whose value goes down. If business …

Donald Trump

Trump’s latest interview shows he’s not really the president

He’s holding the office but not doing the job.<p>President Donald Trump’s first non-Fox television interview in a long time, conducted with CNBC’s Joe Kernen from Davos, Switzerland, is in many respects weirdly devoid of substance. And much of the substance that’s there consists of misstatements of …

Donald Trump

What Happens to Trump If He Fires Robert Mueller?

The New York <i>Times</i> reported Thursday night that Donald Trump ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller last year, only to be dissuaded by …

Donald Trump

Guggenheim Museum Offers Used, Solid-Gold Toilet to the Trumps

New York (AP) -- Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters. …

Vincent Van Gogh

How Donald Trump's Schizoid Administration Upended the GOP

One year in, we still haven't learned how to escape the Trump news cycle<p>January 2018. We're trapped in an intellectual prison from which there is no …

Republicans

How to Raise a Prodigy

Can achievement be engineered?<p>We know we’ve come to a crossroads when German childhood is being held up as an idealized model for Americans. It was, after all, Teutonic styles of child rearing that were once viewed with disgust—as in “The Sound of Music,” for a long time the most popular of all …

Parenting

India's richest 1% cornered 73% of wealth generated last year, presents worrying picture of rising income inequality: Oxfam survey - Firstpost

<b>Davos:</b> The richest 1 percent in India cornered 73 per cent of the wealth generated in the country last year, a new survey showed today, presenting a …

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Offers to Lie for Free During Shutdown

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “the least I can do for my country,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said on Saturday morning that she would lie for free during the government shutdown.<p>“Now more than ever it’s important that the stream of falsehoods and …

A speaking tree — of languages

Although Sahitya Akademi Awardee Dr. Ganesh N. Devy’s interest is language, he clarifies that he is not a linguist. “I am a literary critic and a …

Understanding Prejudice: The Skewed Way Indians Still Think About Gender and Caste

Share this:<p>Fifty percent of adults in India disapprove of women working and 40% of those in Delhi think Dalits marrying non-Dalits should be illegal, …

T.M Krishna traces the history of the fabled Mylapore Male Music Connoisseur

Tamil Nadu erupted in the early 20th century into what can only be called a revolution, the Dravidian revolution, which transformed the texture of …